Students studying for the Masters (MA) must complete the core module and five optional modules or three options and the 40 credit Specialist Project before moving on to undertake a 60 credit dissertation in the area of migration and superdiversity.
Students studying for the Postgraduate Diploma must complete the core module plus five optional modules or three options plust the 40 credit Specialist Project in a migration related policy topic.
Students studying for the Postgraduate Certificate must complete three 20 credit modules, including the core module listed below.
Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice (20 credits)
Module Lead(s): Lisa Goodson
This module examines theories surrounding migration and superdiversity paying particular attention to the policies and politics that shape responses to migration from a global to local level. It challenges students to think critically about migration and the impact upon policy and the provision of social welfare and to examine reactions and responses to migration from a range of contrasting perspectives. It encourages students to reflect on ways in which migration is shaping questions about citizenship, inclusion, identity and cohesion at different policy levels.
Globalisation, Migration and Citizenship
Module Lead: Nando Sigona
This module places the relationship between migration and citizenship at its core and explores shifting understanding of belonging in Western liberal democracies as well as in new immigration hubs. It explores the impact of this relationship on ideas of deservigness, entitlement and access to public services and social welfare. It examines the policies and politics that shape responses to migration at international, EU, national and local levels and how they affect the experiences of migrants on the ground.
Introduction to Applied Social Research
Module Lead: Lisa Goodson
The module will introduce you to the theory and philosophy of social research and different research methodologies in relation to an applied policy and practice context. It considers key components of the research process including research design, data collection, analysis and interpretation methods in the migration policy and practice context.
International Social Policy
Module Lead: Kelly Hall
You will be introduced to social policy in countries other than the UK. It looks at different models of social policy and welfare development, explores the impact of globalisation on social welfare and enables students to critically compare and analyse social policy within different cultural, political and historical contexts.
Specialist Project in Superdiversity, Migration and Policy (40 Credits)
This new module will provide students studying at Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level with the option of completing a 40 credit Specialist Project on a migration and policy related topic. This module provides you with the opportunity to pursue your personal interests and specialisms with the support of a leading subject expert assigned to your project from IRiS. On completion of the module, students will produce a policy report.
Other Optional Modules (20 Credits)
Students can choose credits from other postgraduate taught programmes from within the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology and Health Services Management Centre, as well as from some other university departments. You can discuss your areas of interest and future career ambitions with us to help you choose the most appropriate modules to study.
Dissertation (60 Credits)
On completion of 120 credits, Masters students undertake a 10,000 word academic dissertation on a new migration related subject of their choice. You will be allocated an experienced specialist supervisor, selected for their knowledge of both the subject matter and supervision skills.
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.